Category Archives: Attribution

Prospects for a Prolonged Slowdown in Global Warming in the Early 21st Century

by Nic Lewis

[W]e estimate that the warming slowdown (< 0.1 K/decade trend beginning in 1998) could persist, due to internal variability cooling, through 2020, 2025 or 2030 with probabilities 16%, 11%, and 6%, respectively. – Knutson et al.

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Nature Unbound I: The Glacial Cycle

by Javier

Insights into the debate on whether the Holocene will be long or short.

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What is the relationship between Arctic sea ice decline and Eurasian cold winters?

by Judith Curry

We conclude that the observed cooling over central Eurasia was probably due to a sea-ice-independent internally generated circulation pattern ensconced over, and nearby, the Barents–Kara Sea since the 1980s. — McCusker et al.

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Dust deposition on ice sheets: a mechanism for termination of ice ages?

by Donald Rapp

In a recent paper, Ellis and Palmer (2016) proposed that deposition of dust on giant ice sheets, thus reducing their albedo, was a principal factor in the termination of Ice Ages over the past 800 kyrs.

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Assessing the causes of early industrial-era warming

by Nic Lewis

Was early onset industrial-era warming anthropogenic, as Abram et al. claim?

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Refocusing the USGCRP

by David Wojick

Our goal here is to begin to articulate a research program into the role of recent long-term natural variability in climate change.

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Record breaking N. American winters not due to climate change

by Judith Curry

A new study finds that human-caused warming in the west tropical Pacific was not responsible for a series of frigid North American winters experienced over the early 2000s.

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